| Glass Memories - Rho No-Source is pleased to re-release a newly re-mastered version of Rho's second album, "Glass Memories." You may have heard a couple of these tracks before if you grabbed their "October Turncoat EP." Originally released in 2009, these seven tracks show all sides of the Rho sound. This is also their most guitar-centric album. "Suspended on a Wide Hinge" hangs upon strumming and plucking before delving into the twenty-two minute epic, "Laserfaced"... Downloads: 33 |

| Brace For Gravity - Rho Rho return to No-Source Netlabel with their first batch of new material since 2010's album, 'Cedarleaf.' 'Brace For Gravity' is a brilliant, concise, and calculated release. It showcases the two distinct sides of Rho. One side is their quiet, ambient, acoustic side. Guitars tremble slowly through seas of effects in many of the shorter songs on this album. The other half of Rho is the sprawling, progressive, beat oriented instrumentals... Downloads: 12 |

| October Turncoat - Rho mellow electronic / ambient / acoustic music. Rho is childhood friends Steve Setzepfandt and Josh Wittman. No-Source worked with Rho to curate the October Turncoat EP. October Turncoat sets out of show off Rho's more acoustic side. Each track contains washes of guitar complimented with subtle ambient texture. The EP often evokes the sounds of early Bibio or "The Campfire Headphase" era Boards of Canada... Keywords: Electronic; Acoustic; Electroacoustic; Instrumental; Down Tempo; Experimental; Electronica; Folktronic; No-Source Downloads: 2,563 (1 review) |

| Breathing Through the Liquid System - Rho No-Source is pleased to re-release a newly re-mastered version of Rho's debut album, "Breathing Through the Liquid System." Similar to their previous No-Source release, "Cedarleaf", this is a very accessible album. It beautifully merges down-tempo electronica with indie and post rock guitar riffs. The album kicks of with the mellow spacial hum of “Demos of Bloomington.” Laid back beats take stage, backed by electric guitars on a summer' drive... Downloads: 54 |

| Glass Memories - Rho No-Source is pleased to re-release a newly re-mastered version of Rho's second album, "Glass Memories." You may have heard a couple of these tracks before if you grabbed their "October Turncoat EP." Originally released in 2009, these seven tracks show all sides of the Rho sound. This is also their most guitar-centric album. "Suspended on a Wide Hinge" hangs upon strumming and plucking before delving into the twenty-two minute epic, "Laserfaced"... Keywords: no-source; electronic; indie; rock; downtempo Downloads: 524 |

| Cedarleaf - Rho Steve Setzepfandt and Josh Wittman are back with their second release on No-Source and third full-length album "Cedarleaf," the follow-up to 2009's "Glass Memories." "Cedarleaf" is Rho's most accessible album to date. It is a beautiful mix of electronic rhythms, synth swirls, and guitar driven melodies; a pop landscape with a mountain range of cinematic style. "Sun Justice" begins the album with soft ambient electronics, leading into the dark, electric guitar-heavy "Mississippi." "K-Eyes" sees R... Keywords: no-source; netlabel; electronic; ambient; guitar; acoustic Downloads: 1,762 (1 review) |

| Brace For Gravity - Rho Rho return to No-Source Netlabel with their first batch of new material since 2010's album, 'Cedarleaf.' 'Brace For Gravity' is a brilliant, concise, and calculated release. It showcases the two distinct sides of Rho. One side is their quiet, ambient, acoustic side. Guitars tremble slowly through seas of effects in many of the shorter songs on this album. The other half of Rho is the sprawling, progressive, beat oriented instrumentals... Keywords: no-source; indietronic; acoustic; instrumental; electronic; rock; indie Downloads: 577 |

| Breathing Through the Liquid System - Rho No-Source is pleased to re-release a newly re-mastered version of Rho's debut album, "Breathing Through the Liquid System." Similar to their previous No-Source release, "Cedarleaf", this is a very accessible album. It beautifully merges down-tempo electronica with indie and post rock guitar riffs. The album kicks of with the mellow spacial hum of “Demos of Bloomington.” Laid back beats take stage, backed by electric guitars on a summer' drive... Keywords: no-source; instrumental; electronica; downtempo; rock; indie Downloads: 15,262 |

| Cedarleaf - Rho Steve Setzepfandt and Josh Wittman are back with their second release on No-Source and third full-length album "Cedarleaf," the follow-up to 2009's "Glass Memories." "Cedarleaf" is Rho's most accessible album to date. It is a beautiful mix of electronic rhythms, synth swirls, and guitar driven melodies; a pop landscape with a mountain range of cinematic style. "Sun Justice" begins the album with soft ambient electronics, leading into the dark, electric guitar-heavy "Mississippi." "K-Eyes" sees R... Downloads: 49 |

| Chiral Symmetry of Heavy-Light-Quark Hadrons in Hot/Dense Matter - Mannque Rho The recent discoveries by the BaBar and CLEO II collaborations on the splitting between $D_s$ and ${\tilde D}_s$ which exhibited surprises in the structure of heavy-light-quark systems are connected -- via the Harada-Yamawaki "vector manifestation" of hidden local symmetry -- to chiral symmetry restoration expected to take place at some critical temperature $T_c$ in heavy-ion collisions or at some critical density $n_c$ in the deep interior of compact stars, the main theme of this symposium... Downloads: 2 | |

| Chiral Symmetry in Nuclear Physics - Mannque Rho The role of chiral symmetry in nuclear physics is summarized. The topics treated are the chiral bag model for nucleon structure resulting from large $N_c$ QCD, the pion cloud in chiral perturbation theory for low-energy electroweak nuclear response functions, ``swelled hadrons" in nuclear matter, chiral symmetry restoration in terms of the Georgi vector limit and pseudo-Goldstone meson condensation in nuclear medium. Downloads: 1 | |

| Baryons and Vector Dominance in Holographic Dual QCD - Mannque Rho The infinite tower of vector mesons encoded in holographic dual QCD bring drastic changes to the soliton structure of the nucleon. The nucleon is given by a point-like instanton in 5D surrounded by a vector meson cloud with the vector dominance restored by the infinite tower. I discuss the possible relevance of this structure in hot and dense hadronic matter. Downloads: 2 | |

| The Changes in Properties of Hadrons in Nuclei and Nuclear Matter - Mannque Rho The changes of hadron properties in dense and/or hot matter are discussed in terms of effective chiral Lagrangians with the parameters of the theory scaled in a simple way. The phenomenologically successful Walecka model is identified as a mean field chiral Lagrangian with the scaled parameters. Kaon condensation and chiral restoration transitions can be described within the same mean field framework. Downloads: 1 | |

| CHIRAL SYMMETRY RESTORATION AS THE GEORGI VECTOR LIMIT - Mannque Rho I discuss recent work done with Gerry Brown on chiral phase transition at high temperature and/or density described in terms of Georgi's vector limit. The notion of ``mended symmetry" is suggested to play an important role in understanding the properties of hadrons in dense and/or hot matter before reaching the phase transition. It is shown that while the QCD vacuum in baryon-free space is resistant to ``melting" up to the critical temperature, baryon-rich medium can induce the vacuum to become ... Downloads: 1 | |

| Effective Field Theories for Hadrons and Nuclei - Mannque Rho Hadron structure and nuclear structure are discussed from the common ground of effective chiral Lagrangians modeling QCD at low energy. The topics treated are the chiral bag model in large $N_c$ QCD, its connection to heavy-baryon chiral perturbation theory (HB\chpt),\ the role of nonabelian Berry gauge connections for baryon excitations and the application of HB\chpt \ to the thermal $n+p\rightarrow d +\gamma$ process and to the axial-charge transitions in heavy nuclei. Downloads: 1 | |

| On Effective Degrees of Freedom at Chiral Restoration and the Vector Manifestation - Mannque Rho Recent research activities on the chiral structure of hadronic matter near the phase transition predicted by QCD and extensively looked for in terrestrial laboratories as well as in satellite observatories raise the issue of whether we have fully identified the relevant degrees of freedom involved in the transition. In this talk, I would like to discuss a recent novel approach to the issue based on the "vector manifestation" scenario discovered by Harada and Yamawaki in hidden local symmetry the... Downloads: 1 | |

| Proton Mass, Topology Change and Tensor Forces in Compressed Baryonic Matter - Mannque Rho This is a summary of the talks I gave at Korean Physical Society meeting (April 26, 2012, Daejeon, Korea) and the 4th Asian Triangle Heavy Ion Conference (ATHIC) (November 14, 2012, Pusan, Korea). They are based on the series of work done at Hanyang University in the World Class University III Program under the theme of "From Dense Matter to Compact Stars." The program was conceived and executed to understand highly compressed baryonic matter in anticipation of the forthcoming RIB machine "RAON"... Downloads: 2 | |

| The Cheshire Cat Hadrons Revisited - Mannque Rho The notion of Cheshire Cat Principle in hadron structure developed in a 1993 lecture note is revisited by correcting nontrivial errors committed in the lecture and bringing up to date with the recent developments on the "vector manifestation" of chiral symmetry a la Harada-Yamawaki. Downloads: 1 | |

| Pentaquarks, Skyrmions and the Vector Manifestation of Chiral Symmetry - Mannque Rho The structure of the pentaquark baryon $\Theta^+$ is discussed in terms of a $K^+$-skyrmion binding where the skyrmion arises as a soliton in hidden local symmetry approach to low-energy hadronic physics which may be considered as a holographic dual to QCD. The "vector manifestation" of chiral symmetry encoded in the effective theory Wilsonian-matched to QCD is proposed to play an important role in the binding... Downloads: 1 | |

| Effective Field Theories For Nuclei And Dense Matter - Mannque Rho A recent development on the working of effective field theories in nuclei and in dense hadronic matter is discussed. We consider two extreme regimes: One, dilute regime for which fluctuations are made on top of the matter-free vacuum; two, dense systems for which fluctuations are treated on top of the "vacuum" defined at a given density, with masses and coupling constants varying as function of matter density ("Brown-Rho scaling")... Downloads: 2 | |

| QCD Vacuum Changes in Nuclei - Mannque Rho In this talk, I discuss how the changes in the QCD vacuum induced by increasing nuclear matter density affect nuclear properties under normal as well as extreme conditions. The quark condensate which is the order parameter for the mode in which chiral symmetry is manifested is expected to change as matter density or temperature is changed. The topics discussed are ``BR scaling," its connection to the structure of nuclei in Landau's Fermi liquid theory and a variety of consequences on such nuclea... Downloads: 3 | |

| Chiral Symmetry In Nuclear Physics - Mannque Rho How chiral symmetry -- which is a basic ingredient of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) for light-quark hadrons -- enters and plays an eminent role in nuclear physics is discussed. This is done in two steps. In the first step, I introduce the notion of the Cheshire Cat Principle which describes how a strong-interaction phenomenon can be described in various different languages. In the second step, I treat two cases of widely different density regimes... Downloads: 1 | |

| Lectures on Effective Field Theories for Nuclei, Nuclear Matter and Dense Matter - Mannque Rho This note is based on four lectures that I gave at the 10th Taiwan Nuclear Spring School held at Hualien, Taiwan in January 2002. It aims to correlate the old notion of Cheshire Cat Principle developed for elementary baryons to the modern notion of quark-baryon and gluon-meson "continuities" or "dualities" in dilute and dense many-body systems and predict what would happen to mesons when squeezed by nuclear matter to high density as possibly realized in compact stars... Downloads: 1 | |

| Hidden Local Symmetry and the Vector Manifestation of Chiral Symmetry in Hot and/or Dense Matter - Mannque Rho The emergence and importance of hidden local symmetry in the structure of hadrons under extreme conditions is discussed. The topics covered are the potentially important role played by an infinite tower of vector mesons encoded in holographic dual QCD (or AdS/QCD) in chiral dynamics of mesons and baryons, in the vector dominance and its violation in EW response functions and the presence of the vector manifestation fixed point and its influence on the properties of hadrons in hot temperature (i.... Downloads: 1 | |

| Physics of Dense and Superdense Matter - Mannque Rho I discuss a few aspects of dense hadronic matter and superdense QCD matter that are considered to be relevant to the physics of compact astrophysical systems. The connection between a "bottom-up approach" and a "top-down approach" is made with the help of an effective field theory strategy. Topics treated are meson condensation going up from low density and color superconductivity going down from asymptotic density with the approach to the chiral phase transition made in terms of Brown-Rho scali... Downloads: 7 | |

| QCD and Nuclei - Mannque Rho I discuss how the fundamental theory of strong interactions given by QCD can be exploited to make accurate predictions for the solar fusion processes involving few-nucleon systems and to provide a novel description of nuclear matter as well as excitations near the chiral phase transition. The tool used is effective field theory combined with the modern technique of renormalization group flow. The notion of "BR scaling" is reinterpreted in terms of the vector manifestation \`a la Harada and Yamaw... Downloads: 2 | |

| Chiral Symmetry and Meson-Exchange Currents - Mannque Rho The meson-exchange current in nuclei, a long-standing problem in nuclear physics, is described in modern theory of strong interactions, namely, QCD expressed in terms of effective chiral Lagrangian field theory. Some old results are given a modern interpretation and some new results are predicted. Among the topics treated are an accurate calculation of the radiative np capture process at thermal energy, the enhanced axial charge transition in heavy nuclei, Brown-Rho (BR) scaling in dense medium ... Downloads: 3 | |

| Predictiveness of Effective Field Theory in Nuclear Physics - Mannque Rho We discuss the role effective field theory plays in making predictions in nuclear physics in an approach that combines both the high sophistication of the standard nuclear many-body approach and the power of systematic higher chiral-order account in chiral perturbation theory. The main idea of this approach is illustrated with a selected number of cases involving few-body systems, the measurement of some of which poses an experimental challenge and will be of value to solar neutrino studies. Downloads: 1 | |

| Heavy-Quark Baryons as Skyrmions - Mannque Rho I discuss recent development on the description of heavy-quark (such as charmed and bottom) baryons as one or more heavy mesons "wrapped" by a skyrmion. Amazingly enough, such a description naturally arises when light-quark chiral symmetry and heavy-quark spin symmetry are incorporated in an effective Lagrangian. I interpret the resulting spectrum in terms of nonabelian induced (Berry) potentials in analogy to diatomic molecular systems. Downloads: 3 | |

| Chiral Symmetry, Landau Fermi Liquid And Dense Hadronic Matter - Mannque Rho I describe how effective chiral Lagrangian field theories work for nuclei and nuclear matter by going from the deuteron to dense hadronic matter via BR scaling and Landau Fermi-liquid fixed point parameters, with possible applications to relativistic heavy-ion processes and compact ``nuclear stars.'' Downloads: 3 | |

| The Vector Manifestation and Effective Degrees of Freedom At Chiral Restoration - Mannque Rho The role of effective degrees of freedom on the vector and axial-vector susceptibilities and the pion velocity at chiral restoration is analyzed. We consider two possible scenarios, one in which pions are considered to be the only low-lying degrees of freedom -- that we shall refer to as "standard" -- and the other in which pions, vector mesons and constituent quarks (or quasiquarks in short) are the relevant low-lying degrees of freedom -- that we shall refer to as "vector manifestation (VM)." ... Downloads: 2 | |

| Hidden Local Symmetry and Dense Half-Skyrmion Matter - Mannque Rho Transition from baryonic matter to color-flavor-locked quark matter is described in terms of skyrmion matter changing into half-skyrmion matter. The intermediate phase between the density $n_p$ at which a skyrmion turns into two half skyrmions and the chiral transition density $n_c^{\chi SR}$ at which hadronic matter changes over to quark matter corresponds to a chiral symmetry restored phase characterized by a vanishing quark condensate and a {\em non-vanishing} pion decay constant... Downloads: 10 | |

| Cheshire Cat Hadrons - Mannque Rho This article is based on a series of lectures given at ELAF 93 on the description of low-energy hadronic systems {\it in and out} of hadronic medium. The focus is put on identifying, with the help of a Cheshire Cat philosophy, the effective degrees of freedom relevant for the strong interactions from a certain number of generic symmetry properties of QCD. The matters treated are the ground-state and excited-state properties of light- and heavy-quark baryons and applications to nuclei and nuclear... Downloads: 24 | |

| Connection between Effective Chiral Lagrangians and Landau-Migdal Fermi Liquid Theory of Nuclear Matter - Mannque Rho I discuss in this lecture how to make a connection between effective chiral Lagrangians -- low-energy effective theory of QCD -- and Landau Fermi liquid theory extended by Migdal to nuclear matter. The practical purpose of such a connection is to provide a link between certain observables in relativistic heavy-ion processes and those in low-energy spectroscopy, giving a new insight into how chiral dynamics manifests itself in nuclear systems. Downloads: 2 | |

| Effective Field Theory For Nuclei, Dense Matter And The Cheshire Cat - Mannque Rho In this talk I discuss three related topics based on some of the recent developments in hadron and nuclear physics: one, effective field theory approach to two-nucleon systems; two, an explanation of the flavor singlet axial charge in the proton (i.e., "proton spin problem") in terms of a Cheshire Cat phenomenon; and three, the quark-hadron duality in hadronic matter at high density and "qualitons" at high density ("superqualitons")... Downloads: 6 | |

| Subtle Is The Manifestation Of Chiral Symmetry In Nuclei And Dense Nuclear Matter - Mannque Rho The history of how chiral symmetry has entered in nuclear physics, in which Gerry Brown and I have participated from 1970 up to today, is described from my personal viewpoint. The route of development we have traversed together goes from meson exchange currents, to "little chiral bag," to chiral effective field theory, to "Brown-Rho scaling" and then to dense matter and chiral phase transition. It has been a great fun and exciting, some right and some wrong in what we have done together, but non... Downloads: 2 | |

| Dileptons Get Nearly "Blind" to Mass-Scaling Effects In Hot and/or Dense Matter - Mannque Rho Based on BHHRS and further sharpened by discussions with Gerry Brown that I had in October 2008, we arrive at the present assessment of the dilepton saga, namely, that dileptons become "blind" to changes in the vacuum structure of chiral symmetry (such as, e.g., BR scaling at high temperature and/or at high density and hence are {\em not} an appropriate probe for a signal for partial or complete chiral restoration, contrary to what has been widely believed... Downloads: 3 | |

| Cold Compressed Baryonic Matter with Hidden Local Symmetry and Holography - Mannque Rho I describe a novel phase structure of cold dense baryonic matter predicted in a hidden local symmetry approach anchored on gauge theory and in a holographic dual approach based on the Sakai-Sugimoto model of string theory. This new phase is populated with baryons with half-instanton quantum number in the gravity sector which is dual to half-skyrmion in gauge sector in which chiral symmetry is restored while light-quark hadrons are in the color-confined phase... Downloads: 2 | |

| Selected Topics in Astro-Hadron Physics: Going from a Proton to Nuclei to Neutron Stars - Mannque Rho The effort currently in vogue in some small circle of physicists to go from a proton to nuclei to compact stars involves various aspects of particle and nuclear physics that require input from laboratory experiments, transcending narrow specialization in diverse sub-fields. Several topics on this matter are discussed in this note. The notion of Cheshire Cat Principle is introduced for nucleons, nuclei and dense hadronic matter and is confronted with experimental data on the proton, two-nucleon s... Downloads: 4 | |

| Effective Field Theories, Landau-Migdal Fermi-Liquid Theory and Effective Chiral Lagrangians for Nuclear Matter - Mannque Rho We reinterpret Landau-Migdal Fermi-liquid theory of nuclear matter as an effective chiral field theory with a Fermi surface. The effective field theory is formulated in terms of a chiral Lagrangian with its {\it mass and coupling parameters} scaling a la Brown-Rho and with the Landau-Migdal parameters identified as the fixed points of the field theory. We show how this mapping works out for response functions to the EM vector current and then using the same reasoning, make prediction on nuclear ... Downloads: 4 | |

| Smalltown Shakedown - The Name Game Episode (May 7/2010) - DJ Skid Rho The Name Game Episode of Smalltown Shakedown with host, DJ Skid Rho. Keywords: rhoneil rho name game smalltown shakedown cjly may 7 Downloads: 17 |

| From Chiral Lagrangians to Landau Fermi Liquid Theory of Nuclear Matter - Bengt Friman A simple relation between the effective parameters of chiral Lagrangians in medium as predicted by BR scaling and Landau Fermi liquid parameters is derived. This provides a link between an effective theory of QCD at mean-field level and many-body theory of nuclear matter. It connects in particular the scaling vector-meson mass probed by dileptons produced in heavy-ion collisions (e.g., CERES of CERN-SPS) to the scaling nucleon-mass relevant for low-energy spectroscopic properties, e.g., the nucl... Downloads: 2 | |

| Smalltown Shakedown - Capitalism Episode August 20, 2010 - DJ Skid Rho Smalltown Shakedown - Capitalism Episode August 20, 2010. A sonic exploration of the unregulated orgy of materialism we call CAPITALISM. Hosted by DJ Skid Rho. Aired on CJLY, KCR. Keywords: cjly kcr dj skid rho smalltown shakedown august 20 2010 capitalism Downloads: 23 |

| Smalltown Shakedown - April 16 - The Fakin' It Episode!! - DJ Skid Rho The April 16th Episode of Smalltown Shakedown Keywords: smalltown shakedown cjly Skid Rho DJSKIDRHO april 16 Nelson BC Downloads: 6 |

| Smalltown Shakedown - School's Out Episode July 16, 2010 - DJ Skid Rho DJ Skid Rho celebrates the end of her 5-year post secondary marathon with music, bitter monologues and technical issues! Keywords: school school's out smalltown shakedown rho skid skidrho djskidrho cjly Downloads: 15 |

| Quark Confinement in a Constituent Quark Model - Kurt Langfeld On the level of an effective quark theory, we define confinement by the absence of quark anti-quark thresholds in correlation functions. We then propose a confining Nambu-Jona-Lasinio-type model. The confinement is implemented in analogy to Anderson localization in condensed matter systems. We study the model's phase structure as well as its behavior under extreme conditions, i.e.\ high temperature and/or high density. Downloads: 1 | |

| Smalltown Shakedown - The Birthday Episode - DJ Skid Rho & Friends May 14th edition of Smalltown Shakedown on Kootenay Coop Radio. THE BIRTHDAY EPISODE!!! Keywords: rhoneil dj skid rho smalltown shakedown birthdays happy birthday kootenay coop radio Downloads: 13 |

| Smalltown Shakedown - The Moon Appreciation Show - DJ Skid Rho May 21, 2010, Smalltown Shakedown - the Moon Appreciation Show!!! Hosted by DJ Skid Rho! Keywords: smalltown shakedown dj skid rho rhoneil cjly kootenay coop radio nelson Downloads: 10 |

| Effective Field Theory and High-Precision Calculations of Nuclear Electroweak Processes - Kuniharu Kubodera High-precision calculations of electroweak processes in light nuclei are of great importance for multiple reasons. Gerry Brown together with Dan-Olof Riska published in 1972 a famous calculation on radiative capture of a thermal neutron on a proton, and their work was a precursor of subsequent great developments in high-precision calculations of electroweak processes in light nuclei. The application of effective field theory to nuclear systems is a prominent example of these developments... Downloads: 2 | |

| Integrating Holographic Vector Dominance to Hidden Local Symmetry for the Nucleon Form Factor - Masayasu Harada We derive a two-parameter formula for the electromagnetic form factors of the nucleon described as an instanton by "integrating out" all KK modes other than the lowest mesons from the infinite-tower of vector mesons in holographic QCD while preserving hidden local symmetry for the resultant vector fields. With only two parameters, the proton Sachs form factors can be fit surprisingly well to the available experimental data for momentum transfers $Q^2\lsim 0.5$ GeV$^2$ with $\chi^2$/dof $\lsim 2$... Downloads: 3 | |